meet the team
Since 2014 Zoe has managed and delivered our BFI Film Academies and BFI Film Clubs in Bradford, Scarborough and Chester where the team developed the first Academy to focus on VR and 360° filmmaking.
A partner in Reel Solutions since 2011, Zoe has worked in film for nearly 30 years both in cinemas and for organisations including the Independent Cinema Office and the British Film Institute where she was a programme and development advisor to regional independent cinemas. She also curated and distributed touring film programmes around the UK. She took the big screen to rural locations throughout North Yorkshire with the project Screenwaves which included the UK’s first hydro-powered film screenings on a remote island in the middle of the River Derwent in North Yorkshire.
Bill set up Reel Solutions in 2006 to pursue his passion for supporting all forms of cinema. He was Creative Director at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, one of the UK’s leading independent cinemas, and Head of Film at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (later the National Media Museum), Bradford. He set up three of the city’s film festivals – Bradford International Film Festival, Bite the Mango Film Festival and Bradford Animation Festival.
In 2006 Bill was one of the key people to set up the partnership board of Bradford: City of Film and was involved closely in achieving the UNESCO designation in 2009. Bill is chair of All Animated Limited and was previously a director on the Board of Creative England and Screen Yorkshire.
Luke is one of our freelance Lead Filmmaking Tutors on the BFI Film Academies and Clubs.
A filmmaker and media producer working with individuals, corporate clients in the arts and charitable organisations to produce a range of digital content as Director of Central Eyes and Interspace Media, Luke is passionate about supporting the next generation of filmmakers.
As well as his work on the Academies and Clubs for Reel Solutions, Luke also supports the Yorkshire based Burberry Inspire Project which provides access to the the creative arts, including film, for young people in West Yorkshire.
Team Screen Argyll
We are thrilled to be working with Screen Argyll, the dream team of animation, who will be delivering our online animation-focused BFI Film Club Bradford.
Jim Parkyn is a Senior Model Maker in the Art Department at Aardman. He is an Ambassador for Aardman’s outreach programmes and runs model making workshops across the UK.
Jack Lockhart is a visual artist, animator and film maker. He is the Lead Filmmaking Tutor on the BFI Film Academy Argyll and is a facilitator on filmmaking projects, events and educational workshops for schools and community groups.
Alasdair Satchel is a freelance filmmaker and delivers the acclaimed film education project, Understanding Cinema, which is now integrated into the new BFI Film Clubs.
Jen Skinner has 20 years experience in film exhibition, from managing Hebden Bridge Picture House to developing the film education programme at the National Media Museum.